Oneida Words & Phrases

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onú:kala̲’

hickory tree

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ohó:sela̲’

basswood tree

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o’né:yal

beech tree

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awʌhaníkwal

soft maple tree

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kahuwé:ya̲:

black ash tree

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ohnakʌhsa̲’

white birch tree

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yotnakalatá:se̲

blue birch tree

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1_Náhte’ na’kalutotʌ nén oshes khále’ onutakehli’ tsi’ nitkúnese̲’

What kind of tree does the syrup and sugar come from?

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2_Tho kwi né: newé:ne tsi’ wahta̲’

it is obvious its the maple tree

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3_Náhte’ káti’ né: na’kalutotʌ’ nén yuta’aslunyata̲’

What kind of tree do you make baskets with?